Carol Fleming Klein


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  • Arika Lloyd (2/3/2014 12:30:00 AM)

    Carol I enjoyed reading your poems - keep on writing them!
    Arika Lloyd
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  • Anand Brown (1/20/2014 7:11:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem that humourously binds the perceived joy in contrast to the real pain we try and ' mask ' when we 'act' happy. Short, rapid and powerful.

My Mask

Oh God look down
I ‘m such a foolish clown
I know you smile.
But hold me for a little while.
I laugh to make the hurt recede.
I joke around to hide my need.
But it's such a wearisome task
To constantly adjust my mask.
And I'm afraid someday “I'll” slide
And show the tears I hold inside.

Spring 1980

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